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More Bang for Your Buck: How to Get the Most out of Your eBook Reader

iPad ebook reader

Even though more consumers seem to be leaning toward purchasing tablets, there are still a considerable number of people purchasing eBook readers, and some choose Android eBook readers.  Perhaps you have one of the 19.9 million eBook readers that were purchased worldwide in 2012 alone, according to reports confirmed by IDC.  If this is the case, you are probably searching for different ways to get the most value out of your purchase.  There are several steps you can follow in order to do just that (image via shutterstock).

Protect Your Investment

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To get the most value from your device, purchasing a protective case for it should be toward the top of your to-do lost.  Even though most consumers do not intentionally drop these devices on the ground, accidents do happen.  Therefore, in order to make sure you are prepared for the worst while you expect the best, invest in a quality protective case along with an effective screen protector.  To save money on these particular items, shop online instead of paying full retail prices in traditional stores (image via shutterstock).

Back up All of Your Data

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Do not make the mistake of saving an abundance of eBooks within this device without taking the time to back up the data.  As mentioned earlier, unexpected accidents happen all of the time, even with the most efficient technology available on the market.  Do yourself a favor and periodically back up the data you’ve saved and stored in your eBook reader. For example, you can use several different online storage cloud solutions to save the eBooks you have loaded into your Android eBook reader, according to DearAuthor.com.  By doing so, if you happen to delete an eBook that cannot be downloaded again from the original source, you will already have a backup copy ready to go (image via shutterstock).

Invest in a Separate Charger

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Another helpful tip that allows you to get more value from your investment is to purchase an additional charger.  If you have an ebook reader, you more than likely already have a USB cable that came with it specifically for charging purposes.  It is highly recommended you purchase an additional charging cable and leave it outside your home, such as at work or school.  Even though this might seem like an unnecessary purchase, it will ensure you always to have access to your reader even when you’ve accidentally left your original charger at home (image via shutterstock. Radu Bercan / Shutterstock.com )

Take Time to Adjust the Settings

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Something most consumers simply do not do is take the time to adjust the settings and customize the available features in their readers.  Many consumers feel as if the default settings are good enough and do not need to be changed.  However, by taking a few moments to see the types of changes that can be made, you might quickly change your mind.  For example, within an Android eBook reader, you are able to easily adjust how bright or dim your screen becomes as you are reading.  Throughout the day or night, as the natural lighting within your home changes, customize this setting accordingly to minimize the risk of suffering from excessive eye strains.  It will make reading on your eBook more enjoyable (image via shutterstock).

You can also experiment with the different techniques for turning the pages of your document in order to find the one that is the most comfortable for you, according to SheWrites.com.  For example, if you don’t like to turn the pages on your electronic book reader with arrow keys, then change the settings accordingly so you can just click a specific section of the screen for easier and more efficient navigation. Following these steps will help you enjoy using your an eBook reader much more, and add even more long-term value to your investment.